Oklahoma Football: Numbers And Notes From The Sooners' Win Over West Virginia


Sunday, September 21st 2014, 12:50 am
By: News 9


There were plenty of firsts, streaks extended, and records broken in the Sooners' 45-33 win over West Virginia Saturday night. Here's a rundown on all of those, as well as some stats from the game.

-With the win, Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops won his 100th Big 12 regular season game, becoming the first coach in conference history to accomplish that feat.

-The Sooners' extended their winning streak when scoring at least 30 points to 22 games and also extended their winning streak when rushing for at least 200 yards to 36 games.

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-With Sterling Shepard's 101-yard receiving performance, this was the first game Oklahoma has had a 100-yard rusher and 100-yard receiver since the 2012 season finale against TCU.

-Samaje Perine's 242 rushing yards were the fourth-best performance by a freshman running back in Oklahoma history. The performance was two yards better than Adrian Peterson's 240 yard performance against Baylor in 2004. The record is held by Earl Johnson, who had 259 against Colorado in 1983.

-With a third quarter extra point, OU kicker Michael Hunnicutt passed former OU running back DeMarco Murray as the Sooners' all-time scoring leader. Murray finished his career with 390 points and after tonight's game, Hunnicutt is sitting at 392 points.

-Trevor Knight finished the game 16-of-29 for 205 yards and an interception. He also caught a touchdown. Alex Ross had eight carries for 56 yards and K.J. Young had five catches for 57 yards.

-Oklahoma finished with 510 yards, 301 on the ground and 209 through the air, an average of 6.7 yards per play. OU gave up 513 yards, 376 through the air, but only 137 on the ground.

-Every Oklahoma scoring drive lasted at least two minutes.